It's no secret; teachers, librarians, and literacy experts agree that graphic novels can improve reading comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. But with all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, our cataloger Shawnna provides some recommendations for graphic adaptations of written works. But wait! There's more! She … Continue reading Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks
This month, we introduce Cat, our new page. In case you didn't know, a page is responsible for checking in and putting away all the books that are turned in. During any given shift, Cat might check in about 300 books and shelve as many as 100 of those. Be sure to say hello to … Continue reading Meet the Staff: Cat, OFPL’s New Page
We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes
Shawnna, our cataloger, offers a few video game recommendations from our wide collection. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or for the kids, Shawnna's insights make choosing a bit easier! It’s too hot to go outside -- here are some video games to try out instead. Nexomon Extinction Nexomon Extinction is a Pokémon knockoff. It has the same concept with a … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks
The New Plant Parent Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Patrons often ask about the striking potted plants that grace our library. Fortunately, we have our resident expert, Annie in Circulation, to introduce a few of our residents. While visiting the library within the past year or so, you might have noticed our new residents! The … Continue reading Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?
Sharon, OFPL Circulation Assistant It is a pleasure to shine a spotlight on Circulation Assistant Sharon who joined us in December. Sharon brings experience in teaching, parenting and a rich background in literature. If you need a recommendation for yourself or your child, be sure and ask her when you see her. My love of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Sharon in Circulation
One of my husband's requests, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse On principle, I never minded my husband asking me to pick up, return, and request his library books - before. But standing at the stove with two pots nearing critical heating points, my patience flamed out. Instead of snapping, Do it yourself! I patronizingly said "Let me … Continue reading Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries, A How-To Guide for the Library Catalog
Sean has been working in Circulation since 2018 and really enjoys putting together our Binge Boxes of movies. He's our resident cinephile, and he enjoys making the Binge Box art and replacing DVD covers as needed. If you want suggestions in video games, movies, manga, or anime, Sean's your guy! Despite working in a library, … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Sean B.
This month we introduce Emily , an English and Communications graduate of Elmhurst University. Her professional and academic interests range from the college experience of international students to supporting underserved populations in communities. When you see her at the Help Desk, ask her what she recalls about participating in the OFPL Summer Reading Program as … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Emily, Circulation Assistant
It's past time that we met the several new staff members who have joined us, beginning with Jeri who recently earned her Bachelor's Degree in English. Currently, she works behind the scenes checking-in and shelving the many books, movies, and games patrons return. If you catch her working in the stacks, ask Jeri to tell … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Jeri, Library Page